Today a student in my school district took his life in the wee morning hours before the sun could greet him and pull him along through another day. Sadly this is the third such occurrence this school year for us. We are grieving and at a loss as to how to halt this painful tidal wave of suicides among our young teens.
I teach kindergarten and these are high schoolers but they are still my children. These students did not even go to elementary school in our district but they are still my children. Some of the families do not speak English but they are still my children. I may not know where these students live but they are still my children.
YOU may not know where they live but they are still YOUR children, OUR children.